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Medicine For Neurodegenerative Diseases
One type of degenerative nerve disease is when the sheath around the actual nerve fibers deteriorated, thus dramatically slowing the impulses traveling down the axon of the nerve. Other types include the development of inclusions within the nerve body itself damaging its ability to function. Also there are diseases wherein the glial support cells in the brain fall ...Read more
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Can you have 4 normal MRI scans and a normal pet/ct fdg 18 fusion scan and still have a neurodegenerative diseases?
If i had 4 MRI scans and a pet/ct fdg 18 fusion scan can I still have a neurodegenerative diseases? Was at the mayo clinic for two weeks and they coul not find my ccause for dystautonomia. ...
Perhaps one of my: Colleagues can answer your question. In the meanwhile i would recommend that you post your question to the forum at: www.Dinet.Org raises awareness of autonomic nervous system dysfunction and promotes dysautonomia education, support and networking. Best wishes. My wife suffers from this and it has been a long road trying too get answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of sensation: I'm assuming you are referring to peripheral nerve degeneration, which typically affects the longest nerves (toes and feet followed by fingers and hands). Loss of sensation predisposes to skin trauma and ulcers as well as joint changes. Loss of strength typically occurs later in the course. ...Read more
Nerve diseases: Which disease you have on mind? Just don't get old! i guess the disease that comes to my mind is B12 deficiency which may be treated. It causes anemia, peripheral neuropathy and dementia. Check your levels during your yearly physical exam or if you have symptoms suggestive of the above. Other neurological conditions cannot be prevented. ...Read more
Several types: One type of degenerative nerve disease is when the sheath around the actual nerve fibers deteriorated, thus dramatically slowing the impulses traveling down the axon of the nerve. Other types include the development of inclusions within the nerve body itself damaging its ability to function. Also there are diseases wherein the glial support cells in the brain fall apart destroying the support. ...Read more
CNS cell disease: A type of disease in which cells of the central nervous system stop working or die. Neurodegenerative disorders usually get worse over time and have no cure. They may be genetic or be caused by a tumor or stroke. Neurodegenerative disorders also occur in people who drink large amounts of alcohol or are exposed to certain viruses or toxins. Examples: alzheimer's disease and parkinson's disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: This is where the future of medicine lies--- oxygen and vitamins! the trouble is that modern medicine thinks that this is futile and it needs detailed research. We actually know that at least some, if not all have abnormal vitamin b1 metabolism and clinical trials have shown that alzheimer's responds partially to vitamin b1. ...Read more
Learn/support: Since this group of disorders is variable, learn as much as you can from the treatment team. Become aware of and begin to access adaptive equipment that helps the patient function in a house built for average people. Prepare to deal with the paperwork and multiple specialties needed for care. Search out support groups that may help you deal with the day to day problems of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurodegenerative: Neuodegenerative diseases are confusing because the term refers to an assortment of different degenerative processes that can occur in the nervous system. Alzheimer's disease is one. Peripheral neuropathy is another. For a more complete discussion and listing of the disorders, look up this link: http://www.Indkc.Org/neurodegenerative.Html. ...Read more
DCD: While we do not know for sure what is causing these difficulties, research has suggested that children with DCD may have a hard time: Planning a motor task: Children with DCD may have difficulty understanding what type of action is required, such as how high you need to jump when skipping rope. Organizing movements: Children with DCD might find it hard to think through the steps involved in a mo ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Without knowing : Your grandparent, i can't say. All dementias are neurodegenerative illnesses in one way or another. And, yes, depression in older patients can present with memory problems. Have your grandparent evaluated by a geriatric psychiatrist to help you figure this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 78 yr old mom who has a neurodegenerative disease just lost a front tooth without realizing it & has had olfactory hallucinations for 2 days.
If your ? is, "Does : mom need to see her gerontologist & possibly a neurologist & a geriatric psychiatrist?", the answer is "Yes". Significant alterations in sensorium in an elderly person with a neurodegenerative disorder require immediate evaluation for her safety. ...Read more
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